Environment & Energy Report

Some Signs of Compromise as House Passes Broad PFAS Measure

Jan. 10, 2020, 8:55 PMUpdated: Jan. 10, 2020, 9:18 PM

The House’s passage of a sweeping bill that would force the EPA to address a class of persistent chemicals is only the opening salvo in an election-year battle over the issue, amid signs of possible Republican compromise.

No one is expecting the GOP-controlled Senate to pass all of the far-reaching provisions included in the PFAS Action Act of 2019 (H.R. 535). The House passed the bill on Friday by a vote of 247-159, with 24 Republicans in support.

But the House vote signaled that at least some Republicans may be more open to increased Environmental Protection Agency regulation...

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